Reuters logo
Moscow arrests official over APEC embezzlement - Interfax
November 10, 2012 / 5:11 PM / in 5 years

Moscow arrests official over APEC embezzlement - Interfax

MOSCOW, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Russian authorities have arrested a regional governor accused of stealing funds meant for September’s Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, news agency Interfax reported on Saturday .

Roman Panov, governor of the Perm region near the Ural mountains and a former deputy head of Russia’s regional development ministry, is suspected of embezzling 93 million roubles ($2.94 million) ahead of the event in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, said the agency, citing a court ruling.

The arrest came just days after President Vladimir Putin fired his defence minister over a corruption and sleaze scandal. [ID: nL5E8M97F1].

Panov will remain in jail at least until Jan. 2, Interfax said.

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below